Vancouver: a balance of work and life
Vancouver is a port city in Western Canada, located in British Columbia. The Vancouver metropolitan area has a population of 2.8 million, making it the third largest in Canada and the highest in terms of population density.
It is one of the warmest cities in Canada in winter. It is one of Canada’s most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities: 52% of its residents are non-native anglophones.
Vancouver is consistently listed as one of the top five cities in the world for its quality of life. It is the highest-ranking city in the top ten list of most prosperous cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Why choose Vancouver?
Its coastal location makes Vancouver one of the largest industrial centers in the country. Over 172 billion Canadian dollars in goods transit through The Port of Vancouver each year, making it Canada’s largest and busiest port.
Vancouver is also the headquarters of numerous companies in the natural resources sector, mainly mining and forestry. In recent years, the city has become a hub for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios, television studios and the film industry.
The coastal location at the foot of the Canadian Rockies makes Vancouver a major tourist destination. Over 10.3 million people visit the city each year. It boasts several attractions that appeal to nature lovers such as various city gardens, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, as well as the mountains, Pacific Ocean, forests, and parks surrounding the city.